Library of Congress. 1890 photochrom color.
99 cents at the Stop n Go. Several of us bought convenience store kites when we were in Florida and had dogfights on the beach. Vintage kites from Library of Congress.
More stuff I found. The Crayolas I remember specifically because I grabbed them off the street off a pile of trash. Almost untouched set of 48. The two boxes of oil pastels I have no idea where they came from. I wouldn’t know what to do with an oil pastel, or a crayon for that matter. Vintage Crayola, history, etc. to…
This is often how I get my topics. During the latest home project I came across a bunch of stuff I haven’t seen in ten years, or more. Like my floor safe. And my pencil sharpener. One time I did vintage soap ads because I had a brick of Ivory soap on the table.
Harvesting rice, Crowley, Louisiana. 1938. Lee, Russell, photographer. Kinja ate first try, pardon the editing.
They’re trying to wash us away.
Bernheimer Home, 1922. Library of Congress and New York Public Library Digital Collections.
WWI. One of my Czech relatives from Flatonia, Texas was killed in the Battle of Argonne-Meuse Forest in 1918. When I looked at the casualty lists many were killed by the Spanish Flu before they ever left the states.
Barbed wire fence. Cascade County, Montana. 1939 May. Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-And-White Negatives (170,901)
Ghosts. “We’re experiencing technical difficulties.” Library of Congress down yet again so I may be able to find a few more eventually. Ghosts in the machine.
I’ve always had black cats. Archie Goodwin the current.
Wings don’t fail me now.
Did Kinja change the editor? It’s terrible. Opium appropriate. Poppies, poppies. My introduction to opium dens was of course Sherlock Holmes.
And beyond. Watching Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979).
Impulse buy. We dared someone to try it when we were kids but this was the first time I had the original formula. Talk about an eye-opener.
What happened to the nose? Wiki page said there were signs rods and poles were used to remove the nose. One legend was it was shot off with a cannonball by Napoleon’s men. In the very earliest photos and drawings it was mostly just the head sticking out of the sand.
1936 Maine. Carl Van Vechten.
Library of Congress images were down again for a while.
250 of them in this collection.